Portland elects its first openly gay ...

Portland elects its first openly gay mayor

There are 104 comments on the www.kgw.com story from May 21, 2008, titled Portland elects its first openly gay mayor. In it, www.kgw.com reports that:

Commissioner Sam Adams easily won the Portland mayoral race, making this city the largest in the U.S. to ever elect an openly gay mayor.

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Blond Prince

Chattanooga, TN

#30 May 23, 2008
"Portland elects its first openly gay mayor"

Civil Rights well under way.

To that, let's dance.

http://youtube.com/watch...
Blond Prince

Chattanooga, TN

#31 May 23, 2008
I go Oh Oh Oh, I know what this is.

Can anyone guess who the guy is?

http://youtube.com/watch...

“Patriot First”

Since: Nov 07

Vancouver, WA

#32 May 23, 2008
the term homophobe would suggest fear of homosexuals. i fail to see why i would be afraid of a group of people who have no idea who or what they are?
repulsion, yes
fear, no
Lula

Boston, MA

#34 May 23, 2008
"the term homophobe would suggest fear of homosexuals. i fail to see why i would be afraid of a group of people who have no idea who or what they are?
repulsion, yes
fear, no"

RESPONSE:

Claudia, I love it when people like you grandstand your ignorance without even realizing it.

Homophobia is defined as irrational fear of, AVERSION TO, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals.

And by the way, I very much know who and what I am, that's why I am tired of you idiots insisting my orientation is some arbitrary choice, or that I'm simply going through some sort of sexual identity crisis.

Charles

Tulsa, OK

#35 May 23, 2008
Is tim russett, kieth overdog, chris mathrew, and david shister of msnbc homosexuals ? One of them said they had chills run up their leg when they heard obama talk. I don't think they are but one never knows any more. I do think they are wife beater, or at least wife haters after the way thay talked about Hillary. Go to hillary mad as hell/bitch on "you tube" and watch for your self

“Patriot First”

Since: Nov 07

Vancouver, WA

#37 May 23, 2008
Lula wrote:
"the term homophobe would suggest fear of homosexuals. i fail to see why i would be afraid of a group of people who have no idea who or what they are?
repulsion, yes
fear, no"
RESPONSE:
Claudia, I love it when people like you grandstand your ignorance without even realizing it.

Homophobia is defined as irrational fear of, AVERSION TO, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals.
And by the way, I very much know who and what I am, that's why I am tired of you idiots insisting my orientation is some arbitrary choice, or that I'm simply going through some sort of sexual identity crisis.
so where is my ignorance? your definition reiterated what i said. but i won't sink as low as you and stoop to name calling.
What I will say is that this is still America, last time I checked...and You have a right to your opinion and way of life...and I have a right to mine...which is NO tolerance of queers.

Since: Dec 06

Plainfield, IL

#38 May 23, 2008
Honey, you may have the right to hate a certain group of people for no legitimate reason, but you have NO right to expect them to be invisible or to not ask for their basic civil rights. And quite frankly, knowing that my mere existence -- not to mention my success -- drives 'phobes like you crazy -- well, that just makes it so much sweeter!
claudia in StHelens wrote:
<quoted text>
so where is my ignorance? your definition reiterated what i said. but i won't sink as low as you and stoop to name calling.
What I will say is that this is still America, last time I checked...and You have a right to your opinion and way of life...and I have a right to mine...which is NO tolerance of queers.

“Patriot First”

Since: Nov 07

Vancouver, WA

#39 May 23, 2008
THEAprof wrote:
Honey, you may have the right to hate a certain group of people for no legitimate reason, but you have NO right to expect them to be invisible or to not ask for their basic civil rights. And quite frankly, knowing that my mere existence -- not to mention my success -- drives 'phobes like you crazy -- well, that just makes it so much sweeter!
<quoted text>
how in the world did you get out of what i said that your existence or success drives me crazy.??
I don't waste my valuable life even thinking about it. it came up here as a topic and i commented, just like you did.
what a great thing freedom is, heh?
Moses

Portland, OR

#40 May 24, 2008
what we be sweeter my dear is that you contact aids and time in some misable little corner of the world
THEAprof wrote:
Honey, you may have the right to hate a certain group of people for no legitimate reason, but you have NO right to expect them to be invisible or to not ask for their basic civil rights. And quite frankly, knowing that my mere existence -- not to mention my success -- drives 'phobes like you crazy -- well, that just makes it so much sweeter!
<quoted text>
Moses

Portland, OR

#41 May 24, 2008
WORD SALAD,

Well in my earlier Post which looks like a bunch of Word Salad, the best that you can look for is a fairly short life span, as you all have a greater chance to contract the AIDS Virus so good luck to you all. I feel NO Pain for your suffering.

Do not **out** yourself unless you want to catch what is out there, I mean all the negative feedback about being GAY

It is suppose to be a. Do not ask, do not tell!!!

However beings you all have **out-ed** yourselves, you could never serve our country in the matter in which it needs protected.

I fail to see why you are not allowed to be drafted or even join the Military!!!

You should be able to die like the good Americans that you are Queer. Look that word up in your Dictionary, it will use the word like **ODD**.

Gay

Since: Dec 06

Plainfield, IL

#42 May 24, 2008
Your comments CLEARLY indicate that you do not like gay people and have "no tolerance for queers." It takes no great leap to figure out that the existence of openly gay people makes you unhappy.

LOL...so you "don't waste your 'valuable' time even thinking about it," yet you certainly take the time to make multiple posts on the subject. Liar! Well, may I suggest that spend even less time thinking about the GLBT community because we aren't going to disappear and go back to performing neurosurgery, writing your Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, or whatever else you do with your "valuable" time...
claudia in StHelens wrote:
<quoted text>
how in the world did you get out of what i said that your existence or success drives me crazy.??
I don't waste my valuable life even thinking about it. it came up here as a topic and i commented, just like you did.
what a great thing freedom is, heh?

Since: Dec 06

Plainfield, IL

#43 May 24, 2008
Sorry to disappoint you "dear," but I am in good health. While you might think -- wait, you clearly don't "think" -- while you might believe that your schoolyard comment upset me, I actually welcome it. In my experience, rabid homophobes like you help convince people to SUPPORT gay rights, as they are truly horrified at the level of hatred you spew. I am reminded of a vicious, homophobic group that used my college's free speech zone a few years ago. Rather than decrease support for the GLBT community, they increased it. I saw many straight students -- some who had never really thought that much about gay rights before -- become outraged at the hate-filled rhetoric of this group. So I thank you for your vitriol; keep up the good work.

Actually, I feel a little sorry for you. Most people who are so prejudiced against a specific group use that attitude to compensate for feelings of inferiority or a lack of success in their own lives. Growing up in the south, I saw it all the time in racists. Most racists are poor whites with little or no education who work in minimum wage jobs. In order to feel better about themselves and their miserable lives, they cling to the notion of "white supremacy." It is transparent and rather sad. Given your poor grammar and spelling ("misable"??) in a single unpunctuated sentence, you appear to be simply a homophobic version of those southern racists.

Moses wrote:
what we be sweeter my dear is that you contact aids and time in some misable little corner of the world<quoted text>
Moses

Portland, OR

#46 May 24, 2008

try reading the second post after the one you are responding too. there is not half of the words that make any sense, or spelled correctly.
yes I am a bigot racist and most of all hate any gay person whom needs to flaunt his or her sexuality, I think you all should be turned into a pillar of salt. what is sad I have to put up with you faggots here on earth, and all you need to do is ask god almighty to forgive you and you get into heaven I can only hope I get to go to Hell so I do not have to walk with you any longer.
THEAprof wrote:
Sorry to disappoint you "dear," but I am in good health. While you might think -- wait, you clearly don't "think" -- while you might believe that your schoolyard comment upset me, I actually welcome it. In my experience, rabid homophobes like you help convince people to SUPPORT gay rights, as they are truly horrified at the level of hatred you spew. I am reminded of a vicious, homophobic group that used my college's free speech zone a few years ago. Rather than decrease support for the GLBT community, they increased it. I saw many straight students -- some who had never really thought that much about gay rights before -- become outraged at the hate-filled rhetoric of this group. So I thank you for your vitriol; keep up the good work.
Actually, I feel a little sorry for you. Most people who are so prejudiced against a specific group use that attitude to compensate for feelings of inferiority or a lack of success in their own lives. Growing up in the south, I saw it all the time in racists. Most racists are poor whites with little or no education who work in minimum wage jobs. In order to feel better about themselves and their miserable lives, they cling to the notion of "white supremacy." It is transparent and rather sad. Given your poor grammar and spelling ("misable"??) in a single unpunctuated sentence, you appear to be simply a homophobic version of those southern racists.
<quoted text>

Since: Dec 06

Plainfield, IL

#47 May 24, 2008
Once again, I thank you for displaying the irrational, rabid hate and ignorance that is associated with homophobia. The more people are exposed to your vitriol, the more gay-friendly they will become.
Moses wrote:
try reading the second post after the one you are responding too. there is not half of the words that make any sense, or spelled correctly.
yes I am a bigot racist and most of all hate any gay person whom needs to flaunt his or her sexuality, I think you all should be turned into a pillar of salt. what is sad I have to put up with you faggots here on earth, and all you need to do is ask god almighty to forgive you and you get into heaven I can only hope I get to go to Hell so I do not have to walk with you any longer.
<quoted text>

“I Support Equality”

Since: Jun 07

Beaverton, OR

#48 May 24, 2008
claudia in StHelens wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, I'm 'out.'
You say it like it's a problem....
My original post never mentioned a problem with him being gay and being the mayor...2 completely different subjects.
When asked this morning about his first point of business as mayor, he mentioned his 'obvious' interest in gay issues as well as other special interest groups.
THAT says it all...and the reason I think he stinks as a mayor more than his 2 predecessors.
He's a liberal and spends worse than Bush does.
AND panders to special interest instead of the public interest...he says so himself.
If he is so terrible, how come he not only won but won by a huge margin?

“I Support Equality”

Since: Jun 07

Beaverton, OR

#49 May 24, 2008
Moses wrote:
what we be sweeter my dear is that you contact aids and time in some misable little corner of the world<quoted text>
Isn't it wonderful to listen to someone that wants to take joy in the death of another human being. Later they rally and point out what wonder Christians they are!!
MOSES

Portland, OR

#50 May 24, 2008
DUH, No republican Presidential candidates, what you think Adams is cool.

Just wait your narrow little ass oh!!!!excuse me an ass that you would need a 2x4 too stop from falling into .

All gays will die sooner or later from the HIV and AIDS Virus, this is the greatest thing they have to look forward too.the biggest abusers of the Medical funding is the faggot queers, is buying Meds for those that have AIDS in Portland, waste waste waste,

Oh and by the way the only ones rating these funny little posts are you faggots stand up and be counted.

out out out you come from the little w-rench that you are.

I can do this all day and into the night bring it on.
Pgetty wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't it wonderful to listen to someone that wants to take joy in the death of another human being. Later they rally and point out what wonder Christians they are!!

“Warning... atheist on board”

Since: May 08

Portland, OR

#52 May 24, 2008
Moses wrote:
either you ride a bike' or your gay which is it??? Are You coming out of the closet Too??????????
<quoted text>
Ouch that hurts... <rolling eyes>

Figures you'd assume a vote of support for our mayor must mean I'm a dyke or a gay man, right? Nope... I'm a married hetero woman and both my husband and I support the mayor and gays' rights to marry.

It's a shame you can't see past your own fear to support other humans, regardless who they sleep with. Are you that threatened by this segment of our population?

“Warning... atheist on board”

Since: May 08

Portland, OR

#53 May 24, 2008
PATRIOT wrote:
<quoted text>PLEASE STOP TRYING TO CONVINCE US THAT YOU WERE BORN THIS WAY. YOU HAVE A CHOICE AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACT OUT YOUR DEVIANT BEHAVIOR. PERIOD!
And you choose to be ignorant, right? Nope, you were born that way, just like those who are homosexual.

Please stop being so ignorant and filled with hate.

“Warning... atheist on board”

Since: May 08

Portland, OR

#54 May 24, 2008
claudia in StHelens wrote:
<quoted text>
so where is my ignorance? your definition reiterated what i said. but i won't sink as low as you and stoop to name calling.
What I will say is that this is still America, last time I checked...and You have a right to your opinion and way of life...and I have a right to mine...which is NO tolerance of queers.
Why can't you see that intolerance is very hateful and is a tremendous display of ignorance? Why are you so threatened by the very existence of gays? They've done nothing to hurt you and nothing they do in the privacy of their homes has anything to DO with you!

They don't hate you and they are not intolerant of you because you choose to live your life differently than they do. I mean, you DID choose to be straight, right? If you say they chose to be gay, that means that sexuality is a choice and you chose straight.

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